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Hi dear dp-fellows!

I'd be very thankful if some of you could give me some advice (read: reassure me..) concerning kannabis-induced dp.

After three months of suffering 24/7, my dp/dr has slowly started to become less and even fade away (?) in the result of giving it less credibility (and after giving up fearing "what if I never came back to normal reality..").

However, after reading some messages concerning mariuhana-induced dp, the fear is back again: what if the "normal" rules (paying not attention, stopping obsessing about it etc) doesn't apply to the kannabis-induced dp, ie what if it should be treated differently and if there's something permanently wrong in my brain chemicals?

So are there any of you who suffered from kannabis-induced dp and got better (or aren't dp'ed 24/7)?

This might be magical thinking as its worst (as it's MUCH more likely that my dp relates to anxiety/depression, and it was about 2 weeks BEFORE my dp kicked in that I smoked pot)), but can't help..the obsessive circle is sometimes soo hard to break, have been turning this over and over in my mind today...aaargh.

Im sad cause I already had some self-confidence, calmness and power over the symptom, now it feels like it's all gone again and the same old nervousness has come back...
 
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Evidence points to the fact that your dp disappears when you apply techniques to lessen your fears eg the "what if" thinking you mention in your post. That suggests to me that your dp feeds of worry and anxiety which is good news as you can control these (not easy but very possible)Your past experience shows that you have control over recovery from your dp. Everyone's dp is different and so you must not compare yourself to others and conclude that you are not going to recover.

As much as this board has helped me, there were many times when Id read about other people's symptoms or experiences and worry that I would develop these along with the ones I already had. This never happened. Worrying and obsessive thinking really hurts. I am a graduate of the Worry University so I know how you feel. You are not alone.
 

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hey there,

I have cannabis-induced DP and no longer suffer from it 24/7. I am on Paxil. Studies show there is no difference between cannabis-induced and non-cannabis-induced DP and so they should be treated the same.

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hey there,

I have cannabis-induced DP and no longer suffer from it 24/7. I am on Paxil. Studies show there is no difference between cannabis-induced and non-cannabis-induced DP and so they should be treated the same.

uni-girl
 

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Im soo happy for you uni-girl as I know you have suffered for a long time.

Im getting better as well - I only have dp occasionally at work, but I still have to work with obsessive thinking. Actually these obsessive thoughts are the only one which brings dp on. But Im doing progress with them as well.

All the best for you, and remember, the recovery from these breakdowns is slow. And there are setbacks. But time will heal, and we have to be happy that we are suffering from something that is very beatable by ourselves, as NOTHING permanent is wrong in our brains...:D Only thing we have to do is believe it.

-Johanna
 

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Im soo happy for you uni-girl as I know you have suffered for a long time.

Im getting better as well - I only have dp occasionally at work, but I still have to work with obsessive thinking. Actually these obsessive thoughts are the only one which brings dp on. But Im doing progress with them as well.

All the best for you, and remember, the recovery from these breakdowns is slow. And there are setbacks. But time will heal, and we have to be happy that we are suffering from something that is very beatable by ourselves, as NOTHING permanent is wrong in our brains...:D Only thing we have to do is believe it.

-Johanna
 

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Johanna,

Some food for thought.

I haven't found any scientific evidence at all that marijuana can cause any sort of permanent damage to the brain. Have you?

However, there is plenty of scientific evidence that anxiety or panic can cause DP and DR.
 

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Johanna,

Some food for thought.

I haven't found any scientific evidence at all that marijuana can cause any sort of permanent damage to the brain. Have you?

However, there is plenty of scientific evidence that anxiety or panic can cause DP and DR.
 
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